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AFGHANISTAN — Sgt. Edward J. Frank II was killed by a bomb while in Afghanistan on his first tour of duty there along with four other soldiers.

Frank had previously served in Iraq for two tours of duty after joining the army in 2005.

The Grio reports:

Frank’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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